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It’s a common refrain that car colors today are boring. But that is, unfortunately, because they are boring. The good news is that tastes may be changing.

At least that’s what Volkswagen’s Senior Color and Trim Designer, Jung Lim Park, thinks. Although most cars are white, black, or gray, your phone screen and its manufacturer’s desire to prove how good it is might lead to a taste for more colorful cars.

“Color is always shifting, and our color perception is always evolving depending on what we see, what we observe, and what we live with,” said Park. “[Color design] is complicated and a complex theory that depends on the design of the car, type of the car, the size of the car, and also types of trends that project on certain demographics and lifestyles.”

Park states that color trends in cars are still very regional. Whereas the whole fashion world might decide that bright, vivid colors are popular all at once, tastes in car colors vary from market to market.

“Working in the color world, I learned that Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America have very distinct color preferences,” said Park. “For example, Asia Pacific is actually the least colorful [region]… and in Europe, compared to North America, gray has always been more popular than silver, as has been blue.”

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But North America is becoming more enamored of gray. That’s thanks partially, though, to gray’s variability. Silver has a much more limited range than gray, which can be brighter or darker, shinier or more matte, and more besides.

So the desire for a bit of expression is worming its way into the market. On Twitter, brighter colors are being called for. In fact, VW tried to cash in on that with the successful Spektrum program that made every historical Golf color available to the Golf R.

It’s not just Volkswagen, though. When it introduced the Bronco, Ford showed it off in bright yellows and blazing oranges. And that nostalgia may also be helping vivid colors make a comeback.

“The colors found on the original Buses and Beetles are iconic to Volkswagen and continue to be recognized even as the colors are no longer in production,” Park explains. “The bright contemporary yellow on theVolkswagen ID. Buzz concept is a great example of how the original color image could be reinterpreted for the high-tech and it is not available in other places but in Volkswagen.”

But it’s the bright colors found online, on our phone screens, and in the media we consume that are likely to have the biggest impact, argues Park.

“We are all so impacted by our digital life through the pandemic, and the colors you mainly see are [on] your screen more than actual physical objects,” he says. “The future is getting colorful, for sure.”



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While snow covered mountain roads are far from the ideal environment for a focused performance model like the new 718 Cayman GT4 RS, Porsche’s engineers need to test all their vehicles under different kind of conditions no matter how harsh or extreme. The most extreme Cayman yet that we previously spotted following a new 992 GT3 is still expected to be introduced later this year.

The prototype is still covered in some areas, most notably at the front fenders hiding a set of delicious vents, but we can see that it will look more threatening than the regular 718 Cayman GT4.

A new hood, with air ducts, is part of the visual upgrade, alongside the bumper with big air intakes, massive rear wing, two exhaust pipes incorporated into the diffuser, and extra cooling on the sides for the engine, including the two panels that have replaced the rear quarter windows.

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The Y-spoke center-locking wheels, wrapped in grippy tires from Michelin, cover the upgraded brakes, with big drilled discs and yellow calipers. This model will also feature a different suspension set-up, yet as you can imagine, details are scarce at the moment.

An upgraded version of the naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine, from the 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Boxster Spyder, will power the 718 Cayman GT4 RS. In the two lesser models, it kicks out 420 PS (414 HP / 309 kW) and 420 Nm (310 lb-ft) of torque, for a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) of 4.4 seconds and a 304 km/h (189 mph) top speed in the fixed-roof model.

Expect more power from the GT4 RS though, with some reports claiming that it might arrive with 450 PS (444 HP / 331 kW), whereas others believing that it will boast up to 500 PS (493 HP / 368 kW). Still, since Porsche won’t let it cannibalize the new 911 GT3, which is expected with approximately 510-520 PS (503-513 HP / 375-382 kW), the latter scenario seems unlikely, doesn’t it?

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